Inaugural SVWC WRITER IN THE WORLD PRIZE Awarded to BARRY LOPEZ
The WRITER IN THE WORLD PRIZE is a $20,000 award established by the board members of the Sun Valley Writers’ Conference. The prize recognizes a writer whose work expresses a rare combination of literary talent and moral imagination, helping us to better understand the world and our place in it. It is funded through SVWC board member donations given anonymously.
We are pleased to announce that the inaugural Sun Valley Writers’ Conference WRITER IN THE WORLD PRIZE will be awarded to BARRY LOPEZ in recognition of his singular voice in the landscape of English Literature.
For the past half-century, BARRY LOPEZ has traveled the globe — High Arctic to Antarctica, Oregon to Kenya — bringing back stories etched in luminous prose that explore our profound connections to the diverse, fragile planet we inhabit.
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